Help For Teens









Early intervention, prevention education, and domestic violence education can interrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence.  Interactive classroom programs offered by A Safe Place's prevention education staff educate teenaged youth about the underlying dynamics of teen dating violence and how to help.

A Safe Place provides these services specifically for teenaged victim/survivors.

  • 24-hr Confidential Help Line, where teens can call to ask questions, get advice, and seek supportive services:  847-249-4450 or 800-600-SAFE.


  • Teen survivors 17 and under can receive five, forty-five minute sessions of counseling without parental consent; after 5 sessions, continued counseling can occur with parental consent.  These sessions are free of charge.


  • Orders of Protection are available at A Safe Room Lake County Courthouse, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL.  Ages 16 and under need a parent/guardian present with them; ages 17 and over can file a petition without parental consent.


Teens can also find more information on our "Teen Talk" page. 

Other resources for teens:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Liz Claiborne Inc. – Dating Violence Information

See it and Stop it – Relationship Abuse

Teen Relationships

American Pregnancy Helpline

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

Child Help USA-National Child Abuse Hotline

NationalCenterfor Victims of Crime Helpline